Startup Fails Due to Error 472 with MEMORY_TARGET set to a High Value (Doc ID 1331764.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Trying to start database with a huge SGA (memory_target=128G) fails with:

   USER (ospid: 6189): terminating the instance due to error 472
   Termination issued to instance processes. Waiting for the processes to exit



The trace of process terminating the instance shows:

Waited for process PMON to initialize for 118 seconds
...
/oracle/product/11.2.0/db/bin/oracle 6583 2>&1 | /bin/grep "#"' timed out after 12.739 seconds
....
Process diagnostic dump actual duration=30.020000 sec
(max dump time=30.000000 sec)
...
USER (ospid: 6189): terminating the instance due to error 472

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms